Thuram, Plea, Embolo and Bensebaini heading for the exit door at Gladbach?
By Rune Gjerulff @runegjerulff
Bild reports that Marcus Thuram, Alassane Pléa, Breel Embolo and Ramy Bensebaini are all likely to depart Gladbach at the end of the season.
According to Bild, Marcus Thuram, Alassane Pléa, Breel Embolo and Ramy Bensebaini no longer have a future at Borussia-Park.
With their contracts expiring in 2023, Gladbach are likely to cash in on them in the summer.
The future of Jonas Hofmann, whose contract expires in 2023 as well, is also in question.
Denis Zakaria already departed the club in January while it has been announced that Matthias Ginter will leave as a free agent at the end of the season.
The impending departures should be seen in light of Gladbach's sporting problems and the effects of the pandemic – both factors that will see 'Die Fohlen' reduce their spending considerably going forward.
Instead of competing for European places as they have done in previous seasons, Gladbach are fighting to stay in the league under Adi Hütter, who the club paid €7.5 million to sign from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer, with Max Eberl's decision to step back as sporting director causing further turmoil.
"The big upheaval is imminent, but with considerably fewer financial options than in recent years," chief scout Steffen Korell recently admitted in an interview with 11Freunde.
"We will be selling players without being able to sign equal replacements," he added.
According to Bild, Gladbach will increasingly rely on their own youth prospects in the future, with Conor Noß (21), Rocco Reitz (19), Torben Müsel (22) and Luca Barata (19) expected to link up with the professionals ahead of the 2022/23 season.